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, reduce the deficit, and begin to show leadership in various areas of new technology that demonstrated here to the rest of the world. kohl will always be there. -- coal is always going to be there. there's lots of work there. all the sales will help, i think, of leverage our capability and give us more options. >> let me bring you in. 92% of american transportation is run on petroleum. with this new landscape for energy production of, how are we doing on diversifying different kinds of things that are running our transportation? >> so far, it is going slow. something that was deeply focused on was something note senator alexander said earlier. we need to find more and use less. i think you're asking about the use less part. the extension of the changing fuel efficiency standards was one thing, but we believe fervently in the need to diversify away from using petroleum for transportation and given that it represents 70% of our use of petroleum to begin with. with the change in technology and the access to so much homegrown natural gas, we can use that and we can also use the development
of what the technology can matter is because we did not have to limit the school day anymore to the hours inside the school room. as -- there is much more we can do. i watch people here from a great school in sweden. and they have managed to create a portal in ways. i met a kid whose mother was an aris -- was a nurse. we are the only profession that admits we are failing in what we're doing for our kids and we all go home at 3:00. there has to be a way to think differently about the dimensions of the challenge. i think technology is part of that problem. about to go back to what condie started. as important as music and art and global history is, to two cannot read into basic mathematics -- kids who cannot read or do basic mathematics will not do higher or critical thinking. we have to figure out how to build the foundation and then build on the foundation. tragically we are doing either. rex you began by pointing out the fact that we are falling behind. 30, 50 years ago we ranked a lot higher than we did in basic skills sets. -- we ranked a lot higher in basic skills sets. >> a cautionar
this year. >> the second aspect is what is going on with the energy field, in terms of technology and energy less dependence for the u.s. the third factor is what is going on in manufacturing. you can talk about the creation of jobs in the u.s. economy. if you can get the u.s. economy past this model through environment, you will see a slight acceleration in the second half. cheryl: your last point is manufacturing. in the report, it was basically flat. we had downward revision for september and october from the report. you are not concerned about that sector at all? >> i am not concerned about that sector. we are looking at a longer-term and the impact it has on the u.s. economy. when you look at what the u.s. does in a manufacturing basis, we manufacture 18.2% of other manufactured goods in the world today. that is bigger than japan. that is bigger than china. it is a very significant number. we do it better and less expensively. cheryl: a report saying it would be a good thing for this country if we begin to export natural gas. it would be good for the u.s. economy. some, especially in wa
in national efficiency that has been brought about by technology and the new fuel efficiency standards that were enacted by the bush administration and were increased by the obama administration. the report is not political in any way shape or form. it endorses things that are supported by the right in some cases and that are supported by people on the left. you cannot just take the parts that you like. you have to take the holistic approach, to maximize u.s. production and to reduce consumption partly by diversifying our transportation sector away from petroleum. the last thing i will say is that petroleum use in transportation is the pivot point of this entire problem. 70% of our use of petroleum in this country is for transportation. transportation is fueled about 93% of the time by petroleum. if you want to reduce the united states' dependence on imported petroleum and the related geopolitical issues, particularly in an issue when rising demand is creating a potential conflict for these resources, then you have to recognize transportation has to be diversified away from petroleum o
society had generated technology and political networks that seemed to have conquered the globe. at this point, it was not only possible to go around the world. it had become a poplar past time. representation of doing a circumnavigation became playful, entizing -- enticing even joy us. there were costs. not all of them hidden. there seemed to be hidden glories making an swing around the planet. over the 20th century and now to the 21st century. the confidence has given way to doubt. technology logically now reforms of travel especially airplane and rocket propelled safe travel -- safe 19th century. equally, it's now clear that imperialism ha smoothed way for early under political and social conditions that would be unwise and unjust. above all, there's a growing sense of the planet as again beginning to bite back or slug us off. now that the environmental cost have begun to hunt us. we live with all three legacies of around the world travel. a reemerging fear that the planet could slug us off. continuing confident we might be able to generate technologies and political alliance
. the north koreans have refined their technology so the probability of success has increased. the timing of the launch coincides with the presidential election campaign in south ko a korea. >> translator: today marks a watershed in the presidential campaign. i will do everything i can for the south korean people. >> translator: i promise to achieve a change of government. i would also like to realize a new era in politics. >> ahn said he'll join moon's campaign tour. the two couldn't agree on which one of them should run against the ruling party. so ahn withdrew from the race two weeks ago. the latest opinion poll suggests pak leads moon by about five percentage points. political analysts say they expect ahn's support will help moon especially among young and undecided vors. >>> opponents of egyptian president mohamed morsi are calling for many protests following violent clashes in the capital cairo. morsi supporters and opponents clash near the presidential palace from wednesday through thursday forcing the military to intervene. the battles left six people dead and more than 700 injur
efficiency that's been brought about by technology and the new fuel efficiency standards that were enacted by the bush administration first, and then, of course, were increased by the obama administration. it's important to recognize that the eslc report is not political in any way, shape or form. it endorses things that are heartily supported by the right , in some cases, and on the other hand that are supported by people on the left. it's important to recognize you can't just take the parts that you like. you have to take the wholistic approach, which is to, again, maximize u.s. production and to at the same time significantly reduce consumption partly by diversifying our transportation sector away from petroleum. now, the last thing i'll say before we sit down is it's important to recognize that petroleum use in transportation is the pivot point of this entire problem. about 70% of our 18.7 million barrel per day use of petroleum in this country is for transportation, and transportation is fueled about 93% of the time by petroleum. so if you want to reduce the united states' dependence
. blame apple and overall technology having a tough day. down 13 points right now on the nasdaq at 2982. the s&p is holding with a gain of about five points. we'll have more on the markets in a moment. first, let's get to what's going on in washington. more republicans breaking ranks to join what we hope will be a bipartisan call for higher tax rates and entitlement cuts. eamon javers on capitol hill has the very latest details for us. eamon. >> reporter: hi, bill. that letter does call for the speaker to negotiate, including all options on the table. it is a bipartisan letter. we should be a little bit careful on this because the letter habit actually been sent yet, we're told by congressman mike simpson's office. he's the congressman circulating the letter. he's gathering signatures from other members of congress, as we speak. they expect to send this letter. i've talked to some conservative republicans today here on capitol hill who say their minds are not changed, and that's going to be the group that's most difficult for the speaker to negotiate. nonetheless, the fact there's such
. want and we have game-changing technological skranss that allow us to do much better care, cancer care of patients. >> what is the game-changing technology? what's handed -- you say this has happened really in the last five years. >> well, there have been major events. what's unusual about this event in science history is it's occurred in a narrow window and across a very broad front. it's not one technology. it's the fact that we can sequence genomes, your entire genome profile in a few hours with a few hundred dollars which took billions of dollars and a decade. we have the ability to analyze those data through very statistical computations structures and artificial intelligence. >> so if i look at it. you show me a machine that now sequences dnas, the size of a large refrigerator. that is now more powerful than -- much more powerful than a machine five years ago? >> well, that machine in nine days, a 24/7 run, one machine could exceed the data generation of all of the machines in the u.s. in the year 2007. >> you also talk about how computing has become not only faster but much more
it comes about and if it is established, how to deal with it. and we have game changing technological advances that allow us to do much better care, accurate care of cancer patients. >> what is the game changing technology? what's happened? and you say this has happened really in the last five years? >> there have been major events and what's unusual about this period in science history is that it's occurred in a narrow window and across a very broad front. so it's not one technology, it's the fact that we can sequence genomes, the entire tumor profile in a few hours for a few hundred dollars what took billions of dollars and a decde aid, question have the -- >> if i look at just to understand that advance in computing. you showed me a machine that now sequences dna, it's the side of a large refrigerator. that is now more powerful than, much more powerful than a machine just five years ago? >> well, that machine in nine days a 24/7 run, one machine, could exceed the data generation of all of the machines in the united states in the year 2007. >> you also talked about how computing has
challenges that we are facing on technological advances. that has created a situation where the engine of sustainable economic growth and center of the middle -- the good a middle- class jobs are not as plentiful as they once were. finding a way to get them back or at least find a new way to create the middle class jobs that are sustainable as a court challenge that we face as a country. i also want to say that, we should not get stuck -- in my view should not get stuck thinking we have to solve the whole problem right away. t -- 2% growth makes everything look worse. if you were to create the aggregate demand that would give confidence to small businesses to invest again and again construction and housing going, would get the people coming into the workforce and we would start to see reasonable growth, the challenges seem a lot more solvable. i think we often get lost a in the hard challenges of our long- term future economic growth when some of the short-term challenges are not that complicated. if we were to make the infrastructure investments that we need, if we were to do the kind
that technology has created more advanced ought mated factories and that has resulted in fewer jobs necessary to build products. there is no question about that and that is a negative in terms of job creation. but it's also positive in that we have seen a little bit of a trend, and we saw apple this week announce they were going to make one of their products in the united states. it was related to the economics underliing this. if you need fewer people to make the stuff, then the cost difficult rerble to make it here versus there i did minute shs then the argument is we can make it. number two there is a national advisory counsel and one of the areas of focus has been in additive manufacturing which is really an interesting area. over the next decade it has the potential to have much more personal liesed approach, more custo approaches to manufacturing that could result in more things being made here as opposed to being made other places. so it is a concern but people are more optimistic now than five years ago because some of this technology advancing actually is starting to be in some secto
-packard or steve jobs. the seats we plant brings the vast forests of new products and new technologies and new patents in the future. that is where we have to -- we have to keep our eye on the main thought here. that is the discipline, the imagination, and the investment. that is what makes california -- that is why people are still coming here. they're not staying in colorado, i am sorry to say. they're right here. [applause] >> just briefly, setting aside plunder for a moment. >> i am sorry about plunder. it is a big part of wealth creation. >> could you talk briefly about your turn initiative? >> it is going well. mike rossi is leading the charge. i have met with what i think will be the next president of china. we have delegations from china to come here. we're sending delegations there. this is not just business as usual. we're getting detailed committees and proposals, a couple of the key states. we want good coming this way. we want good going out way. -- goods coming this way and we want goods going out that way. >> are you doing anything like that? >> we have been working on the north
.s. department of education. his district includes silicon valley, the birthplace of technology. mike has dedicated his life to public service and is lauded for his work on education, civil- rights national service, immigration, transportation, the environment, and high-tech issues. >> he is also the greatest karaoke sing their -- singer and all of congress. -- in all of congress. [applause] >> he just told me i had five minutes. what do you think of this program? [applause] it is about time. i want to thank francis and fong. i think this is the very first statewide heritage month held with the mayor of san francisco. let me say something about heritage month in san francisco and your mayor. in the old days, you remember san francisco was known for passing all of these anti- chinese ordinances to limit the movement, the productivity of chinese in the city. we know two things. change happens. maybe the state of california is the state of golden opportunities, where we have a chinese-american mayor of san francisco. 35 years ago, congress members passed similar resolutions in both house and
think that will increasingly become the case with increasing technology. i think the 10,000 rule may apply to many things, but the exceptions are worth studying for. >> gavin: congratulations. a remarkable accomplishment to follow up on two world class best sellers. i imagine this will be even bigger, "the 4-hour chef." thank you for being on our show. >> thanks for having me. >> gavin: up next, another trailblazer, peter guber the movie business, sports and beyond. he shares his secret sauce to success right after a quick break. business card by chase. make your mark with ink. >> my name is kimberly fowler and i am the owner of yas fitness centers. love spinning, love yoga. i had an "ah-ha" moment. "why doesn't somebody just put the two together?" well, yas is different from other fitness studios because basically we invented this i describe myself as tenacious never give up. using the chase ink card, it's really helped me move to that next level. i'm expanding to a clothing line, yas yoga and sports line and dvd's, books. chase has been really a part of that. what i've learned as a
of technology. but what we are seeing here in doha are many developed countries leaving the kyoto protocol, and joining the united states, who had left some time ago, and the remaining members in the kyoto protocol are putting forward emission reduction figures that are too low -- something like 20% for europe, which they have already achieved. so the system we started with in bali, five years ago, that developed countries would cut emissions by 5% to 20%, a similar effort under the convention. >> the u.s. did not sign onto the kyoto protocol? >> under bush, they agreed they would do similar to would be to recall program -- joke part of all members would do -- tkyoto protocol but never signed on. now each country puts forward whenever it can do, and that will not be challenged. this is not based on science. as a result we have very low emissions coming from developed countries, which means they are showing a bad example to developing countries who would want to do more, but seeing that leaders are not living up to their expectations, this has repressed their ability to do more in terms of
largest stock market special idahoing in technology, and nasdaq and management talked about buying this once this deal is done. how much, i can't tell you. i don't have a good feel, but i know nasdaq is looking to bite it, fits within its business model, and the thing of the exchanges, pointing out nasdaq and the new york stock exchange, people own the stock, important story, but it's hard for them to grow through acquisitions. doing acquisitions has been knocked down by regulators. new york stock exchange couldn't buy because of the european regulators. >> it's down, and nasdaq up nearly a percent. >> interesting. they could not do the bid because of hostile regulators so they do purchases around the core, and buying this hot spot fx, and ecn, a market maker for foreign exchange, and it's a market maker that does it electronically. that's what nasdaq would like to have. it fits in the model. nasdaq is a market that matches buyers and sellers with stock through the computer system. guys on the floor and computers on the floor. that's why nasdaq is interested. very much in the busin
been brought about by technology and the new fuel efficiency standards that were enacted by the bush administration and were increased by the obama administration. the report is not political in any way shape or form. it endorses things that are supported by the right in some cases and that are supported by people on the left. you cannot just take the parts that you like. you have to take the holistic approach, to maximize u.s. production and to reduce consumption partly by diversifying our transportation sector away from petroleum. the last thing i will say is that petroleum use in transportation is the pivot point of this entire problem. 70% of our use of petroleum in this country is for transportation. transportation is fueled about 93% of the time by petroleum. if you want to reduce the united states' dependence on imported petroleum and the related geopolitical issues, particularly in an issue when rising demand is creating a potential conflict for these resources, then you have to recognize transportation has to be diversified away from petroleum or the prices are set on the wo
point to the work of todd park, the new chief technology officer who made a name for themselves at the department of health and human services by posting hacker thongs for he would invite developers to take data and build apps and visualizations and business opportunities on that data. he has is the administration's chief technology up there continue that practice. treasury hosted the first such event on finance data bus friday although treasury required the administration to change the event to reconvening, which is much less threatening for those who are used to keeping data close instead of making data public. those events are allowed the office of science and technology policy to identify work apps are. you can discuss value in a couple different ways. primarily whether it is valuable to democracy and people holding the government accountable, or valuable to companies such as members of my coalition of want to use it for new business opportunities or both. our coalition focuses on both vote for democracy and business opportunities are still not disclosed or standardized. alt
this missile? i have progressively gained better technology over time and progressively gained back during number of methods over a number of years and decades. .. the announcement of radar for the ally. do you have an update on that program and other efforts underway or envisioned to increase broadly missile defense, our pasture there, and that of our allies and partners. >> well, yes, i have nothing further to add they are can wanted to discuss that with our allies to determine the times and location so i have nothing more than that. when it comes to missile ballistic defense, there's a problem that affects our partners, allies in the region, as well as the homeland in that we'll continue to wait for opportunity to be able to strengthen our partnerships and our capabilities with our allies to be able to deal with the threats as they e emerge. we're going that today. >> intercepters, anything else? >> at this point in time, i'm not prepared to talk about any of the details of that. i would just say that we continue to look for opportunities to improve our capabilities as the threat set ch
breath. but holding up. >> yes, so far. technology one of the few bright spots with apple rebounding after that huge decline we saw yesterday. its worst day in four years. it's got everybody on wall street scratching their heads trying to figure out what the problem is with apple. at any rate, here's where we stands right now. sort of a meandering day for the markets. some economic data out this morning. the market responding to that. then a sideways move after that. the nasdaq benefitting from the rebound in technology yesterday. up 11.5 points on the thatnasda. the s&p is also trading higher. there it is. up 2.5 points on the s&p. >> meanwhile, bullish sentiment at an eight-month high right now. equity allocation is still at the lowest level of the year according to the american association of individual investors survey that was out this weekend. stock in a wait-and-see mode. totally understandable until these fiscal issues are resolved. >> but don't just sit on your hands. there is money to be made if you can find the opportunities. let's find out where they are in today's "closi
's been a lagging indicator of technology. mind you, i just had to jump out after cab and run seven blocks in midtown manhattan because a traffic light froze in the red position and that flummoxes about a dozen new york city police officers. i ran alongside -- might as well have been 1880. here we are talking about apple tv. at some point in technology, we got to even up the technology gap. >> thanks so much for being with us, brian. can you see brian's entire exclusive interview with tim cook on rock center, 10:00 p.m. eastern time on nbc. >> can't wait. >>> let's dig a little deeper with our all-star apple panel right now. apple supply chain expert brian blair is with us. he's with wedge partners. cnbc's jon fortt is here. and today's "power lunch" contributor is jim iuorio. jim, i'm going to start with you, if i could. how do you feel about apple? i'm starting with you really because the rebound in the stock, everybody's talking about it down here. what do you make of that? >> as a company i feel great about apple but i have to push that aside because we're talking about the stock price
that they have the capacity to be able to build and have the missile technology to be able to use it in ways of their choosing down the road. and this, as i said earlier, would be very destabilizing, i think, to not only the region, but to the international security environment. who's helping them in my assessment of their ability to be able to launch this missile? i think that they have progressively gained better technology over time, and they have progressively gained that through a number of methods over a number of years and decades. to the degree that they will be more successful than they were last time in such a short period of time and how that -- what they've done to correct it, i can't tell you how they assess that. we'll just have to -- should they choose to go ahead with it, we'll just have to see how it goes. >> -- moving into the region to monitor this? >> well, i won't go into the specifics of how we or our allies position ourselves to insure that we understand what's happening, but we do watch this very carefully, watch it very closely. of course, in my role as the pa-com co
to the fore, the industry here in north america is coming greater scrutiny. this technology has been around for 30 years. it is proven to be safe, but the greater the technology the better. keep in mind natural gas well more than $100 a barrel 10 years ago. it is the old addage. high prices are the best cure for high prices. in the past 10 years we brought the technology along where we have this abundance of gas. clearly with the environmental concerns the industry will certainly solve the problem. the profit mode is just too great. melissa: let me ask you about poland. it was one of the most promising plays early on, when they went in and looked around they didn't have as much resources than they thought that is pretty unusual. i found covering this industry for years generally people underestimate what's there. so in this case they overestimated. what happened? >> well, i think right here compared to the united states, we've been punching holes in the fwroupd for the past 15, 20, 30 years. so we have a fairly good idea of the geology. this is all a geology play. so with regards to poland
them, but as far as economic trading relationships are concerned, material, in exchange for technology, in exchange even for political alliances, i always wondered about that. tavis: made the argument is because free enterprise and colonization sometimes goes hand in hand. in africa and parts of the world under the guise of free enterprise. >> unfortunately, it does not stand the test of argument. if you say it is a free market. then they must leave the african countries to seek the best conditions for their own development. there are similar aspects of chinese policy, backing some very villainess governments, but that does not mean we should repeat. tavis: the u.s. has been guilty of it as well. >> france, england, germany, the u.s., of course, even the soviet union. >> -- tavis: that is my point. everybody seems to be guilty of that over the course of history. i am glad you took a question. what does africa have today that the rest of the world does not prove >> -- does not? >> some possibilities. some structures of spirituality, and i emphasize that, spirituality which is not aggres
may be cut. no word on how much. and the jury, samsung, used technology to build its smart phones and tablets. >>> the supreme court today meets again in private. to discuss same-sex marriage. justices are reviewing legal challenges to california's proposition eight that would legalize same-sex marriage. an announcement could come as soon as monday or tabled un,000 till next year. >>> flarz wigs will flay at hal staff across the nation to observe pearl are bar day, december 7, 1941, japanese forces launched a surprise attack on the u.s. naval base at pearl are bar in hawaii leaving more than 2,400 americans dead and drawing the u.s. into world war ii. then, president franklin roosevelt dubbed it off course, "the day which will live in infamy." the death toll is climbing in the philippines after a powerful typhoon washed away a string of villages. more than 400 people were killed and hundred of others they're still missing. the flooding was so widespread, two emergency shelters turned into death traps. >>> a new government climate report warns that flooding from future storms will
the technologies here can, of course, also be used in the daily life for cars, for houses, for heating systems, cooling systems and so on. >> simon: while the technology was being fine-tuned, andre spent months inside a simulator to learn how to fly the plane himself. then, short flights to and from a military air base in switzerland. the alps provided a breathtaking backdrop, but they weren't in it for the scenery. they wanted altitude and distance. they took it out of switzerland to belgium and paris, where they created quite a stir flying by the eiffel tower. but for once, the french didn't complain, "solar impulse" was so quiet and elegant. but the biggest challenge was flying at night. were they ready? yes, said piccard, and he announced to the team that andre would be in the cockpit. >> piccard: andre will stay up there now as long as we can. >> simon: and off he went into the night. for eight hours, andre flew in darkness over switzerland. andre could see nothing, so the team on the ground had to track winds, squalls, battery levels. watching this creature in the air, long after the sun
. jekyll technology parts. >> science, technology, engineering and math are fundamental to the growth of the economy and the united states obviously has work to do, my oldest daughter is doing her doctorate in math. there's a substantial contribution to national security in any case. with respect to the dr. jekyll and mr. hyde bit, economic growth is fundamental and innovation is the key engine for that and freedom is the foundation for that. i think we will see this play out in interesting ways globally including within china, and as we work to have a very open system economically and take advantage of technology, we also need to look at what needs to be done to deal with the threats of not just cyber but biotech and so on and look at doing that in partnership, and the partners we look at, and a substantial conversation about the rules of the road in cyberspace, we do that with many others, a fundamental issue. >> got a little bit from global security, the issue of the islands is primarily an issue of energy, and we are seeing it all over the world today, we don't have good mechanism
. and for those who are unfamiliar with the term "stem" it stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. the hard sciences that we have too few in terms of graduates from our colleges and universities. this bill passed in the house of representatives with 245 votes, and was originally sponsored by my friend and colleague, lamar smith of texas, and is very similar to a piece of legislation i myself have introduced earlier this year. the goal of this legislation is one that i think is -- enjoys broad bipartisan support, and that is to help the united states retain more of the highly skilled immigrants who come to study at our colleges and universities. in particular, this bill would make eligible for a green card those who graduate in the stem fields who get a master's degree or a ph.d. and so we would not add to the net number of green cards that would be eligible, there is 55,000 diversity lottery visa green cards that would be substituted for by these stem green cards. now, we all know that america's immigration system is broken, and, unfortunately, it's a self-inflicted wound in many
more on cars. shoving a lot of technology into them. you could spend $30,000 on a compact car these days. lori: getting back to the storm's impact in terms of kind of cars people are buying, we saw gas lines and gas shortages was a huge part of this crisis. did more people go to hybrids? >> hard to say if sandy had anything to do with that but there is growth there. ford had increase of 75% up from small cars from last year. that tremendous growth and hybrid sales going up. lori: ford crushed it. was hybrids part of it? >> ford had a good month. chrysler was up 14%. they are seeing great growth since getting back on their feet. ford pickup sales did well as ram truck division. shows economy is getting better. a lot are sold to businesses and that sort of t expectations. gm had criticism because a lot of sales are driven by government purchases. we as taxpayers own a significant share of gm that is little questionable. >> gm premium brands saw most growth, buick, cadillac and gmc. chevrolet was kind of flat. last year at this time they had heavy incentives they didn't meet
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in the living room, right? it's bad technology, it's bad search, bad, just an overall old experience. 20, 30, 40, 50 years old in terms of the state of the art on that experience. if apple brings what they brought to the smart phone kg category, if they brought the tablet to the category, a winner. stuart: you don't know exactly what they're going to come out with. >> exactly. stuart: steven, thank you for joining us, got to tell you that the apple market cap, the dollar value places on the company has just fallen below 500 billion dollars. cool for oldsters like me, but not for youngsters. steven, have yvery much. surprise, surprise, obama administration doubles down on green energy and find out how much the taxpayer will have to shell out this time around. and also new at 10, enough obamacare laws are starting to go into effect and for restaurants across the country. one new regulation that could cost businesses millions, again, that's coming up the top of the hour and it will be new at 10. something serious going on here, there are reports that syria is mixing chemical weapons and loading the
. the clerk: h.r. 6582, a bill to allow for innovations and alternative technologies that meet or exceed desired energy efficiency goals and to make technical corrections to existing federal energy efficiency laws, to allow american manufacturers to remain competitive. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from kentucky, mr. which the field, and the gentleman from california, mr. waxman, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from kentucky. mr. whitfield: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material in the record and i would like to include several letters including the energy and commerce committee's exchange of letters with the science, space and technology committee and the transportation and infrastructure committee. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. whitfield: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. whitfield: i rise to
more opportunity in 2013. liz: you do that in technology. why is that? >> we have seen a hit to the economy on the business side, and it is being felt this year. it is pent up demand in 2013 that i think would probably find a lot of dollars going to technology. there continues to be the need to invest in productivity going away. >> if your company is holding back on spending on newer computers, there's a cycle, we invest in that. we heard a lot of people say we won't have a real rally into housing comes back. does it still -- the the entire market depend on that? are people becoming in nord to the housing has to be -- >> it doesn't depend as much, people assume it doesn't matter anymore. what is being underestimated is a positive ripple effect. even bears concede we are seeing the beginning of a recovery. it is going to start to feed into confidence and even though it is only 2.7% gdp, and housing goes beyond not just the least being psychology. liz: we put together what i thought was a very cool charge because it shows a strong inverse correlation between housing starts and
of elections there. and testing ballistic missile technology that could be used to carry more nuclear weapons. 30,000 american troops are stationed there. japan is preparing for the launch as well, they are deploying service air missiles to shoot down anything that may enter its airspace. joining me now is gordon chang. you say that if this is all true, north korea has a very specific audience. who and why? >> the specific audience would be iran.e. who and why? >> the specific audience would be iran. north korea and iran have been conducting a joint missile development program for at least 15 years. in the beginning of september, they signed a technical cooperation agreement, just yesterday, the kyoto news agency reported that a facility close to the chinese border, they are there for nuclear weapons and missile purposes. we need to keep an eye on north korea's relationship with iran. jenna: not only because it is a weapon, but because it can carry a nuclear warhead -- do i have that right? can you explain it to her audience? reporter: sure. north korea has these weapons. but her rants iran i
reason, because the technology in our ships was the best in the world. the results are true, that the training and the spirit of our sailors was superb. and we had absolutely first-class leadership in the navy. you will hear later today from admiral gary some examples of just how impressive that leadership is. the operational readiness of the fleet was a result, first of all, of having bases all around the world. but secondly because the strong program of exercise we conducted. the exercises were not only conducted on military scenarios, but we had an extensive set of exercises involved in humanitarian response. during the time i was secretary, we had a disaster response very similar to the one they're doing here in san francisco today. we bought naval forces from the united states, from russia and japan all to honolulu where we had simulated a tsunami disaster. and these three great nations brought their fleets to honolulu exercising how to respond and alleviate that disaster. well, that was then. how about now? last year the united states released a new security strategy.
technology has begun near tokyo. about 200 companies are taking part from japan, china and germany and several other countries. demand is growing in japan has power companies are now required to purchase renewable energy. but japanese solar makers lag behind overseas competitors in terms of profitability. this is one of the exhibitors. the japanese company is displaying solar panels with the world's highest level of power efficiency. it's trying to make a profit by selling solar panels as well as the electricity it generates. sharp is exhibiting a new product which is a combination of window glass and a solar battery. although it can be used on homes and office windows, it can generate only half the power of a regular solar panel. >>> more people in japan are planning to travel during the coming year end holidays. they're planning to travel for the first time in two years. this is due to the calendar that lets people take up to nine straight days. more than 30 million people have made reservations for either domestic or overseas trips from december 23 to november 3. reservations fo
defense system. personnel can use the technology to track projectiles in space. >>> the new leader of t chinese communist party is sending out mixed signals. xi jinping says he wants to pursue a peaceful foreign policy. at the same time, china is locked in territorial disputes with japan and several southeast asian nations over islands in the east and south china seas. xi told a group of foreign academics in beijing that china poses neither a challenge nor a threat. >> translator: looking at china's history, cultural traditions, and current conditions, china will never adopt a policy of dominance or expansionism. ouprperityill bring peace and will benefit the rest of the world. >> analysts say xi hopes to ease concerns that china's new leadership intends to adopt a hard-line stance on diplomacy. however, on the same day he told a senior military commander to prepare strong missile units for possible conflict. >>> lawmakers in the u.s. senate have offered japanese government officials reassurance on the senkaku island. they unanimously approved a key defense bill stating the u.s. is cove
by 2% last quarter. space exploration technologies, better known as space x, has landed a big - and much desired - new customer this week: the u.s. air force. the privately- held space exploration company already has a $1.6 billion contract with nasa. this new venture allows it to demonstrate the dependability of its falcon rockets. the deal is part of a special set-aside program that will help companies such as space-x compete against lockheed martin and boeing, both long- time aerospace contractors. the first air force launch of its falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for 2014. the stakes are high for zynga. the nevada gaming control board is considering if zynga is worthy of a gaming license. currently, game lovers can gamble with virtual chips on the website. a licence would make it possible for gamers on zynga to play with real money. if that happens, it would help the company win millions of customers. the licensing process tends to take up to 18 months. darden restaurants says that it won't cut employee hours after all as a way around paying for employees' healthcare. the pare
to using the in digital technology and were very excited about the transition because it makes it faster, cheaper, more efficient to get it good reading material when they need it. the service is designed for the government to be sure that people have equitable access to these material in the spirit of public libraries in this country. we have over 15,000 libraries. with more public libraries than donald. we had a chance of a service like this to be sure everyone has a chance to be well-informed citizen come which obviously is most critical, but also to enjoy the rewards of being able to read great novels and great literature and be part of the world around us. we call ourselves the talking book and braille library. we could probably call ourselves a talking book library in part because braille is not as popular as it used to be. braille is expensive to produce, it uses a lot of paper. it is a paper-based technology. new addition just came out in the past couple weeks. pretty amazing and pretty important reference tool. in braille, 107 volume, 107 volumes. i don't know how many, 20, 30 s
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